The Corporation of the
City of Sarnia
(Effective July 13, 2009)
The information contained herein is intended only as a guide. Applicants should review the approved Development Charges By-law and consult with Max Williams, Planning Section of the Planning and Building Department to determine the applicable charges that may apply to a specific development proposal.
A complete copy of the Development Charges By-law 102-2009 is available for inspection in the City of Sarnia Clerk’s Office during regular business hours (weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) excluding statutory holidays and the City of Sarnia website www.sarnia.ca.
The general purpose of Development Charges By-law 102 of 2009 is to impose development charges on lands located in the municipality under development/redevelopment to pay for the increased capital costs of services arising from development in the area to which the By-law applies.
SCHEDULE OF DEVELOPMENT CHARGES
(1) Subject to the provisions of this By-law, development charges against land shall be calculated and collected in accordance with the base rates set out in Schedule B1 – B6, which relate to the services set out in Schedule A (see By-law).
(2) The development charges with respect to the use of any land, buildings or structures shall be calculated as follows:
(a) in the case of residential development, or the residential portion of a mixed-use development, based upon the number and type of residential units;
(b) in the case of non-residential development, or the non-residential portion of a mixed-use development, based upon the total gross floor area of non-residential use.
(3) Council hereby determines that the development of land, buildings or structures for residential and non-residential uses have required or will require the provision, enlargement, expansion or improvement of the services referenced in Schedule A (see By-law).
(4) The development of a residential or non-residential building is exempt from that portion of the development charges calculated for any particular service if it is located outside of the boundaries applicable to such service.
(5) This By-law does provide for the phasing in of the rates.
(1) This By-law applies to all lands in the City of Sarnia, whether or not the lands or use is exempt from taxation under Section 3 of the Assessment Act.
(2) This By-law shall not apply to land that is owned by and used for the purposes of:
(a) the City or any local board thereof;
(b) the County ;
(c) a board as defined in the Education Act.;
(d) a non-residential farm building or structure on a property actively used for agricultural purposes in the rural area;
(e) a use of land that does not involve a building structure, such as playing fields, ball diamonds and other similar outdoor recreation facilities;
(f) development in Sarnia 402 Business Park or Sarnia Business and Research Park or University of Western Ontario Research and Development Park;
(3) In the case of an enlargement of an “existing industrial building” no development charge is payable, if the gross floor area is enlarged by 50 per cent or less.
(4) If the gross floor area of an “existing industrial building” is enlarged by more than 50 per cent, development charges shall be calculated and collected in accordance with Schedule B-1 to B-6 on the amount by which the enlargement exceeds 50 per cent of the gross floor area before the enlargement.
(5) Where a conflict exists between the provisions of this By-law and any other agreement between the City and the owner, with respect to land to be charged under this By-law, the provisions of such agreement prevail to the extent of the conflict.
APPROVALS FOR DEVELOPMENT
(1) Development charges shall be imposed on all lands, buildings or structures that are developed for residential or non-residential uses if the development requires:
(a) the passing of a zoning by-law or of an amendment to a zoning by-law under section 34 of the Planning Act;
(b) the approval of a minor variance under section 45 of the Planning Act;
(c) a conveyance of land to which a by-law passed under subsection 50(7) of the Planning Act applies;
(d) the approval of a plan of subdivision under section 51 of the Planning Act;
(e) a consent under section 53 of the Planning Act;
(f) the approval of a description under section 50 of the Condominium Act, R.S.O. 1990;
(g) the issuing of a permit under the Building Code Act in relation to a building or structure.
(2) No more than one development charge for each service shall be imposed upon any lands, buildings or structures to which this By-law applies even though two or more of the actions described above are required before the lands, buildings or structures can be developed.
(3) If two or more of the actions described above occur at different times, additional development charges shall be imposed if the subsequent action has the effect of increasing the need for services.
REDUCTION OF DEVELOPMENT CHARGES FOR REDEVELOPMENT
Where the redevelopment of lands involves the replacement of one or more buildings or structures, existing on the land or converted from one principal use to another principal use on the same land, the Owner shall receive a credit against the Development Charge payable hereunder for the replaced Residential Unit(s) or Non-Residential Gross Floor Area or acreage(at the owner’s option), at the rate or rates applicable to the type of use or uses that are removed from the land, regardless of the type of the redevelopment provided that a building permit has been issued within five (5) years from the date of the demolition permit;
The credit cannot exceed the amount of the development charge that would otherwise be payable and no credit is available if the existing land use is exempt under this by-law.
|SUMMARY OF SCHEDULES OF DEVELOPMENT CHARGES |
|INCLUDING INDEXING OF +3.3 ON FIRST ANNIVERSARY DATE JULY 13, 2012 |
| || || || || || || |
|EFFECTIVE DATES ||APPLICABLE AREA ||RESIDENTIAL ||NON-RESIDENTIAL |
|Single and |
|Apartments Bachelor & 1 Bedroom ||Multiple Dwellings ||(per ft² of Gross |
|July 13, 2009 ||Municipal Wide Services ||2,913 ||1,836 ||1,307 ||2,189 ||2.32 |
|to ||Urban Services ||1,939 ||1,222 ||870 ||1,457 ||1.66 |
|September 30, 2009 ||Total Urban Area ||4,852 ||3,058 ||2,177 ||3,646 ||3.98 |
|October 1, 2009 ||Municipal Wide Services ||3,041 ||1,915 ||1,366 ||2,284 ||2.47 |
|to ||Urban Services ||2,022 ||1,275 ||908 ||1,519 ||1.78 |
|July 12, 2010 ||Total Urban Area ||5,063 ||3,190 ||2,274 ||3,803 ||4.25 |
|July 13, 2010 ||Municipal Wide Services ||2,968 ||1,869 ||1,333 ||2,229 ||2.41 |
|to ||Urban Services ||1,973 ||1,244 ||886 ||1,483 ||1.74 |
|July 12, 2011 ||Total Urban Area ||4,941 ||3,113 ||2,219 ||3,712 ||4.15 |
|July 13, 2011 ||Municipal Wide Services ||3,395 ||2,137 ||1,525 ||2,550 ||2.41 |
|to ||Urban Services ||2,113 ||1,331 ||949 ||1,587 ||1.86 |
|October 16, 2011 ||Total Urban Area ||5,508 ||3,469 ||2,474 ||4,137 ||4.27 |
|October 17, 2011 ||Municipal Wide Services ||3,510 ||2,210 ||1,577 ||2,637 ||2.49 |
|to ||Urban Services ||2,185 ||1,377 ||981 ||1,641 ||1.93 |
|July 12, 2012 ||Total Urban Area ||5,695 ||3,587 ||2,558 ||4,278 ||4.42 |
|July 13, 2012 ||Municipal Wide Services ||3,992 ||2,514 ||1,792 ||2,999 ||2.73 |
|to ||Urban Services ||2,479 ||1,563 ||1,112 ||1,863 ||2.15 |
|July 12, 2013 ||Total Urban Area ||6,471 ||4,077 ||2,904 ||4,862 ||4.88 |
|July 13, 2013 ||Municipal Wide Services ||4,332 ||2,729 ||1,945 ||3,255 ||2.74 |
|to ||Urban Services ||2,675 ||1,686 ||1,202 ||2,010 ||2.29 |
|July 12, 2014 ||Total Urban Area ||7,007 ||4,415 ||3,147 ||5,265 ||5.03 |
Development Charges shall be adjusted annually, without amendment to this By-law, on the anniversary date of the By-Law in accordance with the prescribed index in the Act.
TIME OF PAYMENT:
Development Charges are calculated and payable when the Building Permit is issued.
PURPOSE OF MUNICIPAL TREASURER’S STATEMENT
The general purpose of the statement of the City Treasurer is to document annually the continuity of each Development Charge reserve fund, inclusive of services covered, draws, amount and source of other monies used for development charge projects, interest earnings, development charge collections, borrowings including amount and source of repayments, and landowners credit transactions. The Treasurer’s annual statement may be viewed in the offices of the Treasurer during regular office hours.
For further information, please contact:
City of Sarnia Phone Number: 519-332-0330 Ext. 3293
Planning and Building Department Fax Number: 519-332-0776
Sarnia, Ontario N7T 7N2
Revised June 7, 2012